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12 Healthy, Easy Recipes for Salad Dressing

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Luscious and satisfying, creamy dressings are a perennial favorite. They are great with crisp, sturdy greens such as romaine or endive, or as a dip for grilled vegetables or vegetable crudité.

Green Goddess Dressing

Makes 1 1/2 cup

  • 1 cup fresh spinach leaves, loosely packed
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup avocado, cubed (about 1 avocado)
  • 1 tbs. fresh tarragon, chopped
  • 2 tbs. white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt, sour cream, or mayonnaise
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Blend spinach, scallions, avocado, tarragon, vinegar and yogurt together in a blender until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Keeps in the refrigerator for one to two days.

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Makes 1 1/2 cup

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 scallion, finely minced
  • 1 tbs. fresh chopped dill
  • 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh marjoram or other herb
  • 2 tbs. white wine vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl. Adjust the seasoning according to your taste, and have fun experimenting with different herb combinations. Keeps in the refrigerator for one week.


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Will definitely be trying the curried orange vinaigrette. Thanks!

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